Festival to promote recovery from addiction

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An ORGANISATION that supports people with addictions is holding a festival tomorrow.

The Push Recovery March and Festival starts at 11am at Guildhall Square in Portsmouth and continues on Southsea Common from midday until 9am.

The aim is to celebrate recovery from addiction.

Danny Sullivan, involvement and peer support co-ordinator at Portsmouth City Council, which commissions Push, said: ‘The work that Push does in helping to support people as they recover from addiction is phenomenal and so it’s great that they’re holding this event to both promote and celebrate what they do.

‘Most discussion around addiction focuses on people in the thick of it and the negative effects this brings, which is why I think the Push Recovery March and Festival is so important as it’s about looking at the other side of the picture, at the people who have pursued recovery and turned their lives around. I hope people will turn out in force to support the event.’

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